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Hotel Nahua
Ranked #16 of 23 Hotels in Tamarindo
Certificate of Excellence
Averill Park, New York
2 reviews
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“Hotel Nahua”
Reviewed 19 June 2013

My wife and I stayed at Hotel Nahua for 6 nights at the end of May early June 2013. Beautiful property, very nice apartment, very reasonable in price. A block or two to the beach, supermarket, restaurants, shops, tour guides. Gabriella was very helpful and pleasant, as were all the Costa Ricans we met. I strongly recommend this establishment and will return should we ever visit this section of Costa Rica again.

Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

We had a pleasant stay at Hotel Nahua, the room was nice with a fan and the bathroom had hot water which we hadn't enjoyed for a while. For $30 a night it was great. The pool was lovely and the hangout area was good with hammocks. There are lots of Mosquitos in Tamarindo so make sure you wear suitable clothing and insect repellent. The hotel is close to the main strip and has a nice cafe next door.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

Great location, a short distance from the Tamarindo main drag. The front is unassuming, but the patios and pool area are simply beautiful. The room was spacious and clean. The owner lives on site and is very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Florida, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

Stayed there with 2 people for 1 night in May 2013 and got put in a MASSIVE room with 4 different beds that could sleep 8 people. It was the biggest hotel room I've ever seen. I guess it was normally a dorm style room but they put us in there as a private room for about $45 a night. They give discounts if you stay at least 2 nights and pay cash but you have to ask about it. AC, fan, mini fridge, closet, cable tv, and hot water. Very clean and quiet. Nice pool area with a little gazebo. Owner was very nice and spoke good English. Young guy with long hair working the front desk was also very helpful and spoke perfect English. Has security at night. Can walk about a minute and be on one of the main streets in town. About a 5 minute walk to the beach. One bad thing is that there are a BUNCH of mosquitoes on the property because it is a little dark and shady from all the trees.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 March 2013

They helped me book trips and transportation and a room in another city. It is a good price for this area. The monkeys come most mornings. Gabriella and Gita really try to go all out for you and make sure that you have the best time possible while you are there.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Reviewed 28 March 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Nahua, the room was large and well kept with a really pleasant a/c and ceiling fan combo. There was also a fridge and a safe and the room could take up to six people, all quite exceptional for that price. The only thing I want to point out, and i think someone here already mentioned it, the bathroom is separate, but the walls don't go all the way up to the ceiling which makes you lose a bit of privacy. The outside common area has hammocks and gorgeous lanterns and was magnificent at night! Also, howler monkeys swing by on some mornings :))

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

I've stayed in one of the rooms that is made for 5 or + people and let me say that it was a pleasant stay.
Let's be honest here, the hotel is way cheap and Tamarindo is a town made out of tourism. I was really scared first because I read all the reviews saying that there were bugs on the bed, no hot water (Not necessary by the way because Guanacaste is way too hot). But the room was clean, no bugs of course, hot water in bathroom and the gardens and pool are really great.
I will say this hotel is for travelers that want to stay in budget.
The hotel has good service overall but you'll still need a few things upon arrival that aren't considered and they're basics in other hotels.
Things you'll need: Soap, toilet paper, shampoo, a towel to go to the beach. They do offer a towel but just to use it by the pool or in the room (you can't take it to the beach).
Things to consider: At least in where I've stayed, the bathroom is a sub-construction inside the room, therefore they share the same roof. What I mean is that the bathroom is not compleately sealed; it has a door of course but you can hear everything inside and outside of the bathroom because the walls don't go all the way up.
Another thing is that the hotel doesn't have house keeping or room service; If you're planning to stay more than let's say 3 to 4 days, ask if they can send someone to help you cleaning the room. (I've just stayed for the weekend)
So, here it is... what I can say is that the price is right for this hotel, you'll get a good night sleep, close to the beach and close to downtown Tamarindo and nightlife. The pool and common areas are great.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Nahua
Address: Calle Guanacaste | 125 Meters North of the Langosta Beach Crossing... From Hotel Pasatiempo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Nahua 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Apartments and hotel rooms around a lush garden with swimming pool, BBQ area and lazy corner. Only minutes from Tamarindo's beach. ... more   less 
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Nahua Hotel Tamarindo

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